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School of the Arts

School of the Arts

Expanding Innovative Education in Tacoma

First SOTA, then SAMi, now iDEA

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    ‚ÄčThe mission of the Tacoma School of the Arts is to provide an urban center offering a creative path of learning, which emphasizes human expression through the visual and performing arts as central elements in academic achievement and lifelong endeavor.

    The Tacoma School of the Arts will:

    • ‚ÄčStimulate higher-level thinking and problem solving
    • Provide advanced training in the arts
    • Prepare students to meet the challenges of the 21st century
    • Incorporate experiential and innovative approaches to learning
    • Connect students to the larger community